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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Man Sentenced To Forty Months In Federal Prison For Bank Robbery And Attempted Bank Robbery Of Two Banks In Coffee County

Montgomery, Alabama - Benjamin Michael Smith, a resident of Coffee County, Alabama, was sentenced to forty months in federal prison for federal felony charges for bank robbery and attempted bank robbery, United States Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., announced today.

In October 2012, the United States Attorney filed a felony information against Smith alleging the federal charges. During Smith’s guilty plea hearing, he admitted that on February 16, 2010, he attempted to rob Citizen’s Bank located in Coffee County. Smith also admitted that on December 5, 2011, he robbed CB&T Bank located in Coffee County.

United States District Judge Mark E. Fuller sentenced Smith to a total term of forty months in federal prison and three years of supervised release following his release from prison. Smith remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending placement by the Bureau of Prisons.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Enterprise Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jerusha T. Adams prosecuted the case.

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Updated March 12, 2015